Hunger in America
Hunger Study Overview
Since 1993, the Feeding America network has conducted extensive research every four years into the nature of food assistance services provided to people in need in the United States through the Hunger in America series.
The updated approach for Hunger in America 2014 will provide the most authoritative, comprehensive, and statistically valid demographic profiles of the people seeking food assistance to date.
As a result, the network will be able to supply unique and in-depth findings on the scope of food banking response to the hunger problem in America, the circumstances of those who seek our services, and the state of charitable food agencies that provide assistance through the Feeding America network. This study is an important step toward our goal of ending hunger in East Central Indiana, by helping us tell the story of hunger in our community.
VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
-Participate in training(s) provided by the food bank, starting April 2013
-Pick up materials (e.g. tablets, headphones, portable wifi units) from the HSC and bring them to each agency
-Travel to agencies as assigned by the Hunger Study Coordinator
-Identify eligible survey participants by following the sampling plan created by Westat
-Using a script, explain Hunger in America to potential participants to persuade them to take the survey
-Set up the tablets with clients and explain how to use the software
-Answer technical questions that arise from the clients while completing the survey
-Troubleshoot technological issues that may arise when the client is filing out the survey
-If questions or issues cannot be resolved easily, contact the Help Line desk
-Thank the participant for his/her time and distribute the incentive item
Volunteer Availability Form
For more information on the Hunger in America 2014 Study please contact: Brittney Palmer, 765-287-8698 x115